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Tang Dynasty Chinese Art – Medieval China

By |2018-04-18T09:54:18+00:00June 6th, 2017|Art, China|

T'ang dynasty dancing women - Musee Guimet, Paris Sculpture, which had really begun to develop during the Sui Dynasty, reached its height under the T'ang Dynasty. Sculptors emphasized graceful lines and sharp, clear forms, and good proportions (the head the right size for the body, the legs and arms the right length). [...]

Three Kingdoms Art – Early Medieval China

By |2018-04-18T09:54:17+00:00June 5th, 2017|Art, China|

Wei Dynasty camel (northern China, 500-550 AD) (Musee Guimet, Paris) It was in the time of the Three Kingdoms that the first artists appear whose names we still know today. One of the earliest Chinese artists whose name we know is Ku K'ai-chih, who lived in the 300s AD (when Constantine was first [...]